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Court Number One: the Old Bailey trials that defined modern Britain

Court Number One: the Old Bailey trials that defined modern Britain

Grant, Thomas (Barrister), author

The principal criminal court of England, historically reserved for the most serious and high-profile trials, 'Court Number One' opened its doors in 1907 after the building of the 'new' Old Bailey. In the decades that followed it witnessed the trials of the most famous and infamous defendants of the 20th century. It was here that the likes of Madame Fahmy, Lord Haw Haw, John Christie, Ruth Ellis, George Blake (and his unlikely jailbreakers, Michael Randle and Pat Pottle), Jeremy Thorpe and Ian Huntley were defined in history, alongside a wide assortment of other traitors, lovers, politicians, psychopaths, spies, con men and - of course - the innocent

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: John Murray, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Thomas Grant
ISBN: 1473651611, 9781473651616
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Great Britain. Central Criminal Court History.; Trials England London History 20th century.; Criminal law England London Cases.; Trials England London History 21st century.; Advice and Rights.